“Money for vital social fund lifeline woefully inadequate,” say anti-poverty campaigners

September 17, 2012

Scottish Ministers urged to invest in replacement scheme to mitigate impact of cuts.

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Training calendar October 2012 - March 2013

17 September 2012

Download our new October 2012 - March 2013 training calendar here.

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Welfare reform training courses - update

12 September 2012

The UK Government’s welfare reform programme is the most radical shake-up to the benefits system that has ever taken place. Once the new regulations are published with full details of the new system (this is expected to be in the Autumn) we will schedule new dates for training courses on universal credit and personal independence payment for early next year in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

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Why we should help parents with the cost of children

4 September 2012

Our new report The Cost of a Child in the Twenty-First Century reveals how life changes profoundly as a result of having children. It’s not simply a case of having to buy a pram, clothes and other child-related items. Parents go out less, prioritise their children’s needs above their own and struggle to find time for themselves. The basic cost of raising children  - £143,000 - has risen faster than inflation. Read on to find out why...

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New CPAG research shows childhood getting more expensive

September 4, 2012

As parents face back-to-school costs, new research published today by Child Poverty Action Group and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation details the costs of meeting the minimum basic needs of a child in 2012.

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New CPAG report on Cost of a Child

4 September 2012

Today we have published new research on the Cost of a Child. It is the first time research has been published to provide a robust anlysis of how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as meeting basic needs like food, clothes and shelter.

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Cost of a Child 2012

September 2012

At a time when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, how much does it cost to bring up a child to meet their needs to a decent minimum standard? This report from CPAG, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, answers that question to show for the first time in a robust way how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as catering for their needs in terms of food, clothes and shelter.

Tax credits e-bulletin: August 2012

31 August 2012

Read our August e-bulletin which looks at: updated factsheets; annual review: 62 days to respond; and more

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Advising BME communities e-bulletin: August 2012

29 August 2012

Read our August e-bulletin which looks at: draft UC and PIP regulations; changes to EEA regulations and new official guidance; new resources; and more.

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Completing DLA statements for children and young people - suggestions for education staff

Often when a parent claims disability living allowance (DLA) for a child or young person, s/he will ask school staff to complete a supporting statement. This factsheet aims to help education professionals complete the statement effectively.

This factsheet contains information that is relevant UK wide.